OBITUARY

Joe A. Garay

August 18, 1943May 4, 2022
Obituary of Joe A. Garay
Joe A. Garay August 18, 1943-May 4, 2022 With his loving wife Stella at this bedside, Joe Garay passed away on May 4, 2022, after a lengthy and valiant battle against cancer. – Joe was born to parents Jose Garay and Hortencia Alfaro in San Antonio, TX. After high school, Mr. Garay served in the U.S. Army as a Rad TT Operator. He was honorably discharged from active duty in June 1965 and returned to the Army Reserves where he served until July 1970. -- Following his stint in the Army, Mr. Garay worked for and retired from UPS, starting out as a delivery driver eventually driving the UPS 18-wheelers and retiring as a training supervisor for long distance drivers. He remained a member of Teamster’s until his passing. He also remained a proud veteran and volunteered for many years at VFW Post 76. – Joe loved music and spent many years as a DJ. He was known as “DJ Heartbeat” to many. Joe was predeceased by both of his parents and his beloved son Armando Berlanga. Mr. Garay is survived by the love of his life, Mrs. Stella Garay and numerous other family members. Mr. Garay also had and will be missed by a large group of friends. – Services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Sunset Funeral Home NW, 6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78238. Viewing will begin at 6:00p.m. A rosary will be held at 7:00pm followed by mariachis and then presentation of colors by the VFW Post 76 Honor Guard. Per Mr. Garay’s wishes, cremation and burial will follow at a future date

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